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“Heartbroken” Will Smith Resigns From Academy Ahead Of Decision On His Future After Oscar Slap Of Chris Rock

He will keep his King Richard award, but the former Fresh Prince will no longer be a member of the group that gave it to him on March 27

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He will keep his King Richard award, but the former Fresh Prince will no longer be a member of the group that gave it to him on March 27

Highlights

  • Will Smith has left the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
  • Sources say he was told by the Academy that he likely could be expelled for a decade or more.
  • Sources tell us that the traditional invite of the previous year’s Best Actor winner to hand out the Best Actress award had become a non-starter for Smith for the 95th Academy Awards.
  • Rock declined to file a police report on Sunday, the Bad Boys actor could be looking up to six months behind bars and a $100,000 fine.
  • If Rock did file a report and found guilty, he could face six months in jail and a fine of up to $200,000.